Rebuilt the 91 again, this time on 40s


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I just got my woods truck put back together for another season of wheeling. Put a new floor in, changed the motor for a newer better running 2.9, and regeared the front to match the Dana 44 rear end I picked up with 4.88s and a spool. I rebuilt the front shafts with Spicer 760 u-joints so hopefully the stock Dana 35 will hold up to the 40s.
*I have 3/4 ton axles to go in this fall with 4.88 gears and radius arm front suspension.*
Here's what it looked like last fall the last time it was out. 4.56s, welded rear and 35" Mud Kings. 1" body lift and F150 coils, and hacked fenders.*

and now with grooved 39.5 TSLs, 3" body lift, F150 coils and the same fenders.*


Next to my 94 6" Skyjacker and 35s

Picked up a cap cfor $40, not sure if I like it yet.*



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I like you're truck. I especially dig the puffy black things you have 4 of. They look plenty capable.
 

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Yeah that's what 15.5" wide tires look like on 8" wide wheels haha when I bought them they were on stock Cherokee 5" wide wheels
 

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That looks sick man. But why another 2.9? :beer:
 

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Looks good!
 

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Why another 2.9? I had it in a parts truck and had pulled my 2.9 and sold it thinking I was going to do a motor swap. Well time and ambition ran out I threw it together with the stuff I had.
Truth be told I threw it together in 10 day in between classes and work for a close friends funeral. Too many memories in that truck for it not to be there.
This fall when it gets SAS'd it's probably getting either a tbi 305 or carb'd and cam'd 350. Hate on the motor choice but I have a buddy that owes me money and has a ton of Chevy stuff, so it's pretty much free
 

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Don't do a 305.... The only good thing about a 305 is when they needed the displacement smaller for the government to be happy.

I'm not gonna hate on a chevy motor choice bc they are cheaper and stupid easy to build, plus parts are EVERYWHERE. not my choice of motors but they kinda make sense I suppose. I just hate the 305
 

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X2 on the 305. Even the HO's only made like 200hp or something. Not much of a Chevy fan but some of those 350's are respectable. You could always sell the 350 and get a 302 and run the TBI stuff. It's up to you though. Anything is better than the 2.9.... Except a 2.8:icon_cheers:
 

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Yeah the reason for considering the 305 was it gets me into a v8, keeps me fuel injected, 200hp is still more than a 2.9 puts out!
What will probably go in is the mild 355 he has, he was going to put it in a mud truck but decided to build his 496 block. That motor turns right on and goes. Idk nothing's set in stone
 

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With the 2.9 the Dana 35 will hold up to the 40's cause it can't turn em!.:icon_rofl: but anyways are you going to run a divorced T case if you run the chevy stuff so you can still have a drivers side drop? Or are you going to Chevy axles too? In that case you might as well just get a Chevy truck.
 

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I've never been more serious. The 2.9 is pretty nutless, although this one I have now goes pretty good, and lives at 5k+ when I'm offroad. It has 4.88s now so it does alright. Plus most of the wheeling this thing sees in mud. When it breaks it breaks.
Yeah I have the divorced case and ford axles, I can run any engine and tranny combo I want if I get a 2wd tranny. Plan is a granny low 4 speed behind whatever engine I choose.
Hell if I could find a decent 6.2 diesel I'd do that.
I have all the big things to put it together, just a matter of time and ambition.
 

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5k what? RPMs? holy crap....
 

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Yes. Those 40s are pretty spanked though so I'm still not worried
 

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The 4.88's probably help a ton. But that would be a nice set up with a diesel. It's just money right? But I was thinking about running a divorced case for a while it helps with driveline angles and stuff. But the way my chassis is set up it would be a big pain. One minor thing to take into consideration is that your gas tank will most likely be in the way. But you could always shorten it or put a fuel cell in. Or if you really are trying to save money just throw the tank in the bed. But that's just 1 of many things to consider.
 


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